TRADE and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies visited Child Welfare SA - KwaDukuza on Monday together with the National Lotteries Commission in an attempt to view the society’s community projects.
The purpose of the visit was to monitor the community projects funded by the National Lotteries Commission and to see the impact of these projects in the lives of beneficiaries.
Davies accompanied by Sanele Dlamini from the National Lotteries Commission, chief of staff Moosa Ebrahim and Sidwell Medupe the spokesperson from department together with society staff and board members had the opportunity to interact with members of the community who benefit from the various projects.
Senior social work manager Penny Dhaver and community worker Bongani Ndlovu did a presentation on the projects funded by the National Lotteries Commission and how marginalised communities benefited from them.
“The society received the first allocation of funding for poverty alleviation projects in 2002. These projects were successfully sustained over the years with funding from the National Lotteries Commission,” said Dhaver.
In his address, Dlamini commended the society for successfully initiating and sustaining the projects. He pledged his support to the society.
Minister Davies also commended the society on the success of the projects and acknowledged the challenges faced by the society. He wished the society well with all future projects.
Following the formal presentation, Davies and his delegation were accompanied by president of the society Sandeep Oudhram and community worker Ndlovu on a site visit to the projects.